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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Senatorial candidate on active duty at Fort Benning

L-R: State Rep. Rick Noriega (Democratic Senatorial candidate) with his wife, Houston Councilwoman Melissa Noriega during a Change of Command Ceremony at the Alamo where he took command (Army Lt. Colonel) of the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry

Hi, I'm Melissa Noriega, career educator, member of the Houston City Council, and wife of Texas' next U.S. Senator, Rick Noriega.

As Rick wrote to you on Monday, he's off for the next two weeks participating in a leadership command course for the Army at Fort Benning, GA. I'm proud of Rick's service to our country in uniform, and there's no doubt he's exactly where he needs to be right now. But that doesn't change the fact that we are in a heated Senate race to defeat Senator John Cornyn, one of the most reactionary Senators in America.

For the next two weeks, Rick can't campaign. He can't meet the voters. And no, he can't fundraise for the campaign. That's where you come in. Rick and I need you to fill in. With your support, we can beat Senator John Cornyn. Join us and contribute to Rick Noriega's campaign for U.S. Senate today!

Rick has dedicated his life to public service. In addition to his military service, since 1999, he has represented our East End Houston community in the Texas House of Representatives (I had the honor of serving in his stead while he was deployed to Afghanistan), where he has consistently voted for fairness and equal opportunity for all Texans. Rick also managed relief efforts for over 30,000 of our neighbors from Louisiana at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Rick is the right person to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate because every day he walks the walk. He has a record of service working to help everyday Texans that our opponents simply cannot match. We need to get that message out to all of Texas, and we need your help to ensure we have the resources to do that.

While Rick is serving our country at Fort Benning, we need you to make the difference. Please rush an online contribution to Rick today. With your support, we're going to bring change to Texas.

Thank you for your support.
Melissa Noriega
Rick Noriega for Texas
Democrat for U.S. Senate

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